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Anti-Semitism on Campus

Say hello to Birdie

Men's swim team opens with victory

Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 52 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 16,1989 TsO v

Council asks for say
in harassment policy




by Kristine LaLonde
Daily Administration Reporter
An undivided University Council
drafted a letter to University Presi-
dent James Duderstadt voicing con-
cern about his procedures to review
the interim anti-harassment policy.
Duderstadt appointed three ad hoc
committees representing students,
faculty and staff to review the in-
terim policy and make suggestions
for a permanent policy.
The council - a panel of stu-
dents, faculty and administrators
which reviews University conduct
policies - said Duderstadt bypassed
the "official means for creating poli-
cies of this kind," by not consulting
the council.
The council was created to review
University conduct policies by Uni-
versity Board of Regents bylaw
According to the letter, while the
ad hoc committees provide a "means
for soliciting broadly-based opinion
as 'background,"' it does not have
the same capabilities for handling
policy as the council.
Duderstadt said he did not delegate
the review process to the council be-
cause he thought it should handle its
current task of implementing the
University's policy on free speech

to Congress for aid

and protests.
The council issued a draft of the
protest policy enforcement guide-
lines this week for public review.
Council Co-chair Corey Dolgon,
a Rackham graduate student, said the
council should handle the anti-ha-
rassment policy and that it was ca-
pable of doing so.
"It seems to me that the
(University) response was thought
up afterwards, once the University
realized that 'U' council was being
bypassed," Dolgon said.
Unlike the council - where fac-
ulty, administrators and students
meet together for discussion - the
three committees meet separately.
In the letter the council requested
that the administration consult it on
the present status of the policy and
direct the ad hoc committees to for-
ward any recommendations to the
Council Co-chair Jens Zorn said
he did not think the recommenda-
tions to include the council in the
review process would disrupt the
process already in action. "I think
the mechanism is there for handling
tasks of this kind. You wouldn't
have to dismantle what has been

Solidarity leader Lech Walesa,
saluted on his historic visit to
Congress with cheers, whistles and
four standing ovations, told lawmak-
ers yesterday that U.S. aid to Poland
"will not be wasted, and will never
be forgotten."
He asked for more investment to
help pull a bankrupt Polish econ-
omy from "the verge of utter catas-
trophe" and said such assistance in
peacetime is "better than tanks, war-
ships and warplanes."
In an emotional speech recount-
ing the nine-year struggle of his

union to form the first non-commu-
nist government in the Soviet bloc,
Walesa gave thanks to Congress and
the American people for years of
support and words of admiration.
"These are appreciated, but being
a worker and a man of concrete
work, I must tell you that the sup-
ply of words on the world market is
plentiful, but the demand is falling.
Let deeds follow words now," said
the former shipyard electrician.
Walesa's triumphant visit to the
nation's capital continued yesterday
afternoon, when President Bush ap-

peared with him at an AFL-CIO
convention and hailed him as
"America's special guest" and
promised more aid for Poland.
"Today, I appeal to the unions
and on the American labor move-
ment, the business community, and
government to look for ways to
support a partnership for progress in
Poland for the sake of a nation and a
people that need and deserve our
help," he said.
Walesa arrived in Washington on
Monday for a four-day visit marked
by numerous awards and a torrent of


Bush praises
WASHINGTON (AP)- President Bush the AFL-CIC
declared on yesterday that his summit with freedom open
Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev will not be a Bush also us
meeting "to negotiate the future of Europe." Lech Walesa
"Only free and unfettered elections can satisfy propose th
the yearnings of free people," Bush told the AFL- progress" to h
CIO. He praised the labor movement for being Bush lavi
the spark that ignited the fires of freedom in was present2
Poland and elsewhere in Eastern Europe. "labor's sona
"At Malta, I will work to advance (the) received enth
progress of reform and democracy," he said. was noted.
"Everywhere you look in the world, members of Steeringc
r habit

labor movement

O are fighting to keep the door to
n for all." Saying "let us join hands,"
ed the occasion of Solidarity leader
a's triumphant visit on yesterday to
e AFL-CIO a "partnership for
help Poland restructure its economy.
shed warm praise on Walesa, who
as the president spoke, calling him
and democracy's advocate." Walesa
husiastic applause when his presence

administration and organized labor, Bush asserted
that doors that the labor union helped to unlock
throughout Eastern Europe "cannot be unlocked
He also told the 14.1 million-member federa-
tion's biennial convention that he would discuss
the importance of trade unions in "building a free
country" in his Dec. 2-3 shipboard summit in
Malta with Gorbachev.
The AFL-CIO has been critical of Bush's
policies and those of his predecessor.


of issues that have divided his

National Smokeout
smokers to quit thei

by Mark Katz
Daily Staff Writer
Chain smokers across the nation: Can you stop
smoking for the next 24 hours?
That question will be answered today, as the Ameri-
can Cancer Society encourages smokers to quit smoking
for one entire day as part of the 13th annual Great
American Smokeout.
"It is designed to be a sort of celebration for people
who are trying to beat smoking," said Marianne James,
associate executive director of the cancer society's
Washtenaw County unit. "The idea is that if you can

quit for a day, you can start taking steps to quitting for
A lot of people can quit for 24
hours, but quitting permanently is
a problem,"
Georgia Howard, first-year LSA
But some smokers expressed skepticism about the
day's potential success. "A lot of people can quit for

0See SMOKERS, page 2
Campus ACLU questions
interim harassment policy


by Kristine LaLonde
Daily Administration Reporter
Two students discuss another per-
son's race among themselves.
The students clearly intend for the
other person to overhear them. Can
this be punished under the Univer-
sity's interim anti-discriminatory ha-
rassment policy?
A discussion of racism takes
place. A student is told she cannot
completely understand the issue be-
cause she is white and therefore
racist. Does the comment fall under
rally for
by Liz Paige
Braving the rain and cold, about
75 students and Ann Arbor residents
gathered outside the Michigan Union
and marched to the Federal Building
to celebrate the first anniversary of
the Palestinian Declaration of Inde-

the policy?
The campus American Civil Lib-
erties Union chapter's committee on
the policy has issued a 12-page re-
port raising questions like these
about the interim policy and the
University's ability to define pro-
tected speech.
The committee said in the docu-
ment that many of the original pol-
icy's problems still exist within the
interim rules.
"The ACLU knocked off the first
policy; as a group we still have the
same concerns about the chilling of

free speech," said campus chapter
Vice President Mike Schechter, the
chair of the policy committee.
Shirley Clarkson, University
President James Duderstadt's assis-
tant and spokesperson, said she had
not read the ACLU's document last
night and could not comment.
State ACLU lawyers fought the
original policy in court this sum-
mer. The result was that Federal
Court Judge Avern Cohn struck
down the policy as unconstitutional
on Aug. 25.

Sing your heart out
The cast of "Bye Bye Birdie" gives a show today in the Diag to preview this weekend's performances at the
Mendelssohn Theater.
Palestinians celebrate

Occupied West Bank (AP) -
Palestinians set off fireworks,1
danced, flew outlawed flags and
launched balloons yesterday, the first
anniversary of the PLO declaration
of their independence.
Many celebrations in the occu-
pied lands were peaceful, but Arabt
reports said at least 18 Palestinians
were wounded or beaten by soldiers
reacting to stone-throwing attacks.
An Israeli man was reported injured
in a stoning incident.
Soldiers curtailed many festivities

Young Palestinians in the occu-
pied West Bank and Gaza gave up
stone-throwing for the day and Israeli
soldiers also used restraint, keeping
away from dozens of marches and
rallies like those held in this hilltop
town of 3,500 people 20 miles north
of Jerusalem.
Several Israeli newspapers said
Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin told
a closed parliament committee ses-
sion he had information that leaders
of the 23-month-old Palestinian
uprising had ordered increased use of

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